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lloydr
12-04-11, 12:56 PM
My 27yr old mare struggled to get up after lying down last week, it happened twice.She hasnt been lying down to sleep since, just sleeps standing up.I'm concerned about her, and am just wondering how long can she go without lying down to sleep ?

lily1
12-04-11, 01:45 PM
Not sure lloydr, does she have arthritis?

lloydr
12-04-11, 02:20 PM
Shes had arthritis for about 9yrs,and has coped well with bute only very rarely,but after last week is on two sachets a day.She looks very well in her self and is very bright.

Miss L Toe
12-04-11, 08:00 PM
Horses lock their legs so can sleep standing up, nevertheless she is obviously not as fit and well as she was.
Make sure she is sound, as she may have hurt herself.

lloydr
13-04-11, 12:46 PM
No obvious signs of injury, no sign of significant pain either, just old age I guess.